How to watch Paris-Nice 2023: Everything you need to catch the Race to the Sun live

The key information for the French stage race, which runs from March 5-12

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Quick guide to watching Paris-Nice 2023

Like most big races the you can watch Paris-Nice on the live-stream on GCN+ and Eurosport in the UK and FloBikes in the US. Subscription costs range from £6.99/month to $150/year.

Dates: March 5-12

AUS FREE live stream: SBS On Demand

UK FREE highlights: Highlights on ITV4 nightly at 7pm (Sundays at 6pm)

UK: Stream on GCN+ and Eurosport Player (£6.99/mon)

US: Stream on FloBikes ($150/year / $30/mon)

Anywhere: Watch your local stream from anywhere with ExpressVPN

There are many VPN options out there but ExpressVPN has consistently been highly rated by our colleagues at Cycling Weekly sister site TechRadar.

What to expect at Paris-Nice

European WorldTour stage racing kicks off on Sunday March 5 with the start of Paris-Nice, the prestigious eight-day stage race in France that will see Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) and Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) battle it out, among a star-studded start list.

The race, now in its 81st year, runs from March 5 to March 12 and features three key stages for the general classification – a team time trial on stage three of 32.2km, and summit finishes on stage four and seven, before the final day loop around Nice.

The race opens in the northern Yvelines department in France and finishes in the city on the Cote d'Azur a week later.

It will be an insight into the early season form of both Pogačar and Vingegaard, the two riders who are expected to challenge at the Tour de France this July, and also give opportunities for many other GC riders in the peloton.

There are also flatter stages for sprinters and puncheurs, and the constant threat of crosswinds as is natural at the race down the length of France.

Sean Kelly holds the record for most wins with seven, which he won in a row between 1982 and 1988, and he will likely be commentating again this year. Recent winners include Primož Roglič, Max Schachmann, and Marc Soler.

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How to watch Paris-Nice in Australia

Cycling fans in Australia get to watch the Paris-Nice live stream, and plenty of other races, for free on SBS. You can head to the SBS On Demand streaming service and watch the action live as well as full stage replays. 

Aussies away from home can use a VPN to watch the Paris-Nice live stream free from abroad. Download the VPN, set your location to 'Australia' using the in-app menu and watch live as if you are back at home.

How to watch a Paris-Nice live stream from outside your country

If you’re abroad during 2023 Paris-Nice, you'll have a problem accessing your regular streaming service because of geo-blocking restrictions. Thankfully, there’s an easy solution.

Try a VPN, a piece of software which offers both online privacy and ability to change your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV like you would back at home while in another country. There are plenty of free VPNs but our sister site TechRadar recommends the paid ExpressVPN which it consistently rates as the best VPN provider.

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How to watch Paris-Nice in the US

In the USA, FloBikes has the rights to Paris-Nice, streaming it across the week. The TV app is available on Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast and Apple TV, as well as on iOS and Android. Subscriptions cost $150 a year.

Watch Paris-Nice live stream on FloBikes from $30

Watch Paris-Nice live stream on FloBikes from $30
FloBikes brings live access to a healthy assortment of races over the season including the Tour de France, Giro, Tour de Suisse, LBL and plenty more including the Paris-Nice. A monthly subscription will cost you $30 while a yearly account will set you back $150 ($12.50 per month).

How to watch Paris-Nice in the UK

In the UK you can buy a month-long pass to get access to the live streams available via the Eurosport player or Discovery+ website.  Buying a pass costs just £6.99, although do remember that it will then auto renew at the same price each month unless you cancel.

However, you can also get a year-long pass for £59.99, which means a saving of £23.89.

If you’re based in the UK, you will be able to watch all of the live coverage from regular cycling broadcasters GCN+ and Discovery+ / Eurosport. 

If you only want the cycling, and not the other things that Eurosport offers, you can get a GCN+ subscription at a cost of £39.99 for the year, or you can buy a race pass for £6.99 per month. A GCN+ account also means you'll then have access to both live and on demand race footage as well as long or short highlight streams and in-depth analysis. There is also a library full of documentaries on the sport for you to check out.

If you don't fancy a subscription service, there will also be highlights available on ITV4 nightly, which air at 7pm, apart from after Sunday's stage one, when they are at 6pm. These hour-long shows will then be available to watch later on ITVX.

If you happen to be out of the country when the race is on then you can just download a VPN and choose your location to watch live as if you are back at home. Setting up a VPN is simple – just download, install, open the app and select your location.

There are several VPN options out there, but we think going with Express VPN is the best.

ExpressVPN will also give you a 30-day money-back guarantee.  

What time is Paris-Nice on?

UK coverage of the race will begin on GCN+ and Eurosport at about 14:00 GMT every day, apart from stage eight, which begins at 12:00. Highlights will be available later in the day.

ITV4 also has highlights nightly at 19:00 GMT, except on Sundays when they're at 18:00.

In the US coverage begins at about 9:00 ET every day, apart from stages seven and eight, which begin at 7:00 and 8:00, respectively. Replays are also available after the event.

Sadly, if you're a US GCN+ subscriber, you don't get the Race to the Sun included in your package. You can find the full list of races that GCN will be broadcasting in the USA over on their helpful racing schedule.

For a detailed route analysis see our route breakdown.

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Estimated stage finish times
DateStageFinish GMTFinish EST
Sun 5 March115:4510:45
Mon 6 March215:3010:30
Tues 7 March315:3510:35
Weds 8 March415:3010:30
Thurs 9 March515:2510:25
Fri 10 March615:2510:25
Sat 11 March713:408:40
Sun 12 March813:428:42

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